I love making labels for quilts that are gifts and special occasions but I really must concentrate more when doing so...
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I have been working on a commission that is not my usual style or colours and have enjoyed the process but worried endlessly about the finished product. I mucked up the amount of fabric required and had to buy more-twice and then after consultation with the Sew And Sews had to change one of the fabrics completely. So not a good economic outcome but lovely quilt in the end. It was for 16 year old's boys birthday and needed to capture his UK, Scottish and Danish heritage plus his love of music and drawing and all in greys and blacks. I think I nailed the brief but I convinced the commissioner that red was required. I think I made the right call.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Last April I wrote 14 blog entries as I was in London and New York and had lots to tell. This year the temptation is to say 'this time last year' which if I was thinking about today would be having a scrumptious dinner at Bob Bob Ricard before flying to New York.
Whereas tonight I have a parent teacher interview then home for sausages and mashed potato. But a lovely thing did happen today. Theresa from Sew and Sews and I have booked to go to Brisbane to see the Quilts from the Victoria and Albert exhibition in August. Very happy about that.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I love half square triangles. They are so versatile and fun to use but I have never made a whole quilt using them. As I was in need of a project over the summer I had a go using a lovely pile of green fat quarters gifted to me by lovely Sew and Sews member, Michelle. And with scraps of cream solid I started my triangles with no idea where I would end up. And what fun I had.... I discovered a lovely pattern and quickly completed a flimsy. I love it......